Monthly Archives: February 2012

Give a hoot! Don’t … shoot!?

Studying government is the art of saying “That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard!” twelve times a day and sincerely meaning each one. — Jon Sanders So … the Obama administration wants to save the spotted owl by shooting barred owls: WASHINGTON — To save the imperiled spotted owl, the Obama administration is moving forwardContinue Reading

As filing period ends, 39 NCGA candidates are de facto winners

For 39 candidates vying to win a seat in the N.C. General Assembly, the election ended at noon today — and they all won. That’s the number of House and Senate candidates — nearly all of them incumbents — who weren’t challenged to a primary and who don’t have opposition in the general election. ByContinue Reading

Filing period ends: 71 NCGA districts don’t have a major party challenger

The filing deadline for legislative, congressional, council of state, judicial, and local offices for the May 8 primary ended at noon today. By my count, 71 out of the 170 districts comprising the N.C. General Assembly don’t have either a Democrat or Republican challenger. In the Senate, a total of 19 districts don’t have aContinue Reading

New at CJO: N.C. House task force to target unemployment insurance fraud

David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis’ new task force on unemployment insurance fraud.

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Presents … The Latest "study" on Why We Must Spend $19 mil on Uptown Baseball

First step to sticking the public with the bill for another shiny new sports or tourism related project for Charlotte, preferably uptown? Hire UNC Charlotte economics professor John Connaughton to conduct one of his economic analysis “studies.” In the last two decades, Connaughton has never given a thumbs down to anything the shiny shoes wanted to build hereContinue Reading

Caridnal George of Chicago predicts closing of all Catholic hospitals by Easter 2014

In a  story on it is reported that Cardinal Francis George, Arch-Bishop of Chicago is predicting that Catholic health services facilities in the arch diocese of Chicago will close within two years if the Obama administration’s oppressive rules that deny 1st Amendment protections to religious employers that oppose abortion inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception.Continue Reading

Trying to declare failure a success at the NASCAR HOF

That essentially is new Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority head Tom Murray’s goal. As the UPoR reports: Murray said his next goal is to improve attendance at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which lost $1.4 million in its first year. His goal is to have the racing museum break even financially or turn a profit, heContinue Reading

Planning Restricts

Almost 200 people, whose businesses along US Highway 441 are affected by corridor land use regulations that restrict the size of signage, building access, architectural stylings, and choice of landscaping; signed a petition for relief. Only one person affected declined to sign, and many scoff at the claim that their input had anything to doContinue Reading